Season 4 of the reDiscovery Podcast is finally here!

The last few weeks have been crazy, what with us setting off for our first Euro trip together, planning for the Nagaland tour we will be leading in November (last few days to sign up!), wrapping up assignments and the recording the last few episodes of this seasons podcast! But its all done and while we…

Our pick of places to visit in Mumbai

As travellers we are always encouraging everyone to wander around their own backyards and explore more of India. When we began our journey, we started looking for interesting places to visit in Mumbai, uncovering some of the hidden treasures casually strewn around the city we call home, from the Chinese temple in Mazgaon, the only one…

The Women Changemakers of Uttarakhand

I started my professional life training elected women across villages in India with an NGO based out of Delhi. At 22, fresh out of college, with a head full of ideals it was a sobering and humbling experience, one that has shaped many of my life choices and perspectives. These village women, with the right…

Tracing the Origins of Madhubani Paintings in Bihar

It gave us a form, a way to express ourselves,” says Godavari Devi, remembering a time gone by. I am sitting in the modest living room of her home in the small, quiet hamlet of Ranti, near Madhubani town, while she regales us with tales from her travels as a National Award-winning Madhubani artist. Behind…

Photo Story: People of the Hills

Besides the wonderful views, invigorating walks, wholesome food and perfect weather one of the reasons we love Uttarakhand was the people. There is a special something about the people of the hills. Their ready smiles, easy nonchalance and generous hospitality means that you are never far from a good conversation and a steaming, sweet, cup…

Ask Us Anything at the Cleartrip Digital Travel Meetup!

When we started travelling, we dreamed of lots of things, but one thing we probably never imagined was that we’d be on a panel with other established travellers and bloggers in a forum organised by one of India largest travel companies! So we are super stoked and pleased to announce that we will be part of…

Tungnath: A great trek in Uttarakhand for beginners

Babyyy!!! Leave me and go …. I can’t walk any more! I looked back, grinning, at Ambika, who was a few steps behind me, her tongue sticking out panting. Don’t worry it’s just a little more, I said, secretly hoping I was right! During the last half hour or so our breaks had increased exponentially…

From Mukteshwar to Ramghar: Finding our hill legs

A version of this story first appeared on Firstpost.com as part of a series of weekly dispatches from the road in Uttarakhand. #FTravellers  “It’s only 6-7 km, you can walk, it’s easy,” advises the guy at the lone store that was open in the Mukteshwar market. He went back to unpacking cucumbers from a large crate…

Uttarakhand: A summer in the mountains

This one has been a long time coming. For the last two summers we have talked about escaping the maddening Mumbai heat and heading to the hills, but somehow it never materialised. This year too it looked like it may not happen, as a planned trip to Sikkim in April became a victim of a…